Trembling Blue Stars – Bathed In Blue

Bathed In Blue is the second single/EP from the Trembling Blue Stars fifth album, The Seven Autumn Flowers. Clocking in at over half an hour long it is more of a mini album. It opens with the first version of The Sea Is So Quiet, the title is misleading. I was expecting a sombre ballad of melancholy, but instead it is a jangly upbeat song. This is one of the few times that the Trembling Blue Stars have done this. The other version of The Sea Is So Quiet is a longer version, the vocals do not kick in till halfway through. It starts off very slowly, building up atmosphere. Not as jangly as other version. The Silence And Games  is sung by Annemari Davies sounding like Strawberry Switchblade without the tinny background melody. Bobby Wratton’s love for the Cure can clearly be seen if the fourth track, darkly goth vocals and a little bit of electronica in the background. The Cure theme is carried on in the rest of the EP. In Branches there is a harpsichord or a very tinny piano, the only other song that I can think of with a harpsichord is, The Field Mice, This is not Here. If you were expecting something similar you would be disappointed, the harpsichord sounds like it is being played in a horror film score.

Trembling Blue Stars : Bathed in Blue

The Sea Is So Quiet
Through The Silence And Games
The Sea Is So Quiet (Long Version)
Wounded Light
Branches
This Is Bliss

 

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